ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE MALAYSIA PAVILION DURING WEEK 2 OF EXPO 2017

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE MALAYSIA PAVILION DURING WEEK 2 OF EXPO 2017

Highlights Include Malaysia’s Energy Efficiency Successful Initiatives,
GaN on GaN Invention and Development of Blue LEDs

20 JUNE 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan -Malaysia will continue advocating Green Growth at EXPO 2017 here, with a focus on Energy Efficiency, as part of the weekly-themed Business Programme held at the Malaysia Pavilion throughout the thirteen weeks of EXPO 2017.

The Energy Efficiency Week from 19 June to 23 June 2017 will include pocket talks by policy makers, experts and academia in energy efficiency as well as a business matching session. The programme is aimed at sharing Malaysia’s experience, best practices and innovations as well as to forge collaborations and cooperation with policy makers, public and private sectors in Kazakhstan as well as other Expo participating countries.

The pocket talks will be held at Level 3 of the Malaysia Pavilion and participation is free with 30 seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A business matching session will be held on 21 June, 2017.

Malaysia has recognised that energy efficiency is essential to ensure sufficient, reliable, affordable and a sustainable energy system for the future. Under its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of 2015, Malaysia aims to reduce its electricity consumption by 52,233Gwh (8%) across residential, commercial and industrial sectors over a 10-year period (2016-2025). This will result in carbon emissions reduction by 38 million tonnes CO2eq.

The Energy Efficiency Week starts off on 19 June with a talk by Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd. The project development and investment company specialising in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in ASEAN region will present a talk on “Business Model on Energy Performance Certificate Implementation” in Malaysia, while Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will host a talk on “ASEAN Energy Management Scheme”.

On 20 June, the Energy Commission of Malaysia, the authority responsible for regulating the energy sector, specifically the electricity supply and piped gas supply industries, will moderate a talk on “Accelerating Energy Efficiency for the Future” followed by a session on the “National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Malaysia”.

On 21 June, the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, the authority on renewable energy and energy efficiency, will hold a talk on “the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Malaysia”. Besides these initiatives, SEDA has also developed its own Sustainable Low Carbon Building Method and matrices for improving buildings’ demand side management and reducing their operating cost. This is complemented by Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research who will share on how to improve supply side management including transmission and distribution system efficiency by managing network losses.

On 22 June 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will talk on “Transformation Towards Energy Management System” while the Energy Commission of Malaysia will share its views on the challenges Malaysia will face in managing energy efficiency in 2017.

Malaysia has also been developing cutting-edge Malaysian green technologies, such as the next generation GaN on GaN technology. The programme on 23 June will showcase the GaN on GaN Invention and Development of Blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) project that involves a scientific collaboration between key industry players and academia, including Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electron Center at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This collaboration targets to produce high luminaire LEDs up to 250 Lm/W for 2” and 4” LED chips in Malaysia for the first time.

On the same day of 23 June, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia will also hold a talk on “Internet-of-Things for Energy Monitoring System with Demand Response Applications”.

Malaysia’s Business Programme at EXPO 2017 will feature over 60 speakers and 94 companies. The weekly themes for the Business Programme are:
• Renewable Energy (12-16 June):
• Energy Efficiency (June 19-23)
• Green Innovation: Powering Your Future (June 26-30)
• Climate Change & Sustainability (July 3-7)
• Business & Tourism (July 10 -14)
• Green Financing (July 17-21)
• Green Products & Services (July 24-28)
• Sustainable Cities (July 31 – Aug 4)
• Green Transportation (Aug 7-11)
• Education (Aug 14-18)
• Water and Wastewater (Aug 21-25)
• #MyButterflyEffect and Youth (Aug 28- Sept 1)
• Green & Halal Industry (Sept 3-7)

Malaysia’s participation at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia together with its agency Malaysian Green Technology Corporation. For more details or to register for the weekly-themed forums and talks, visit http://www.greenfuturemalaysia.com

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